In today’s world, we find various kinds of products, be it vegan or cruelty-free, but what about the Halal products? How do we identify if a product contains non-Halal (Haram) components? Firstly let’s dive into the detail of Halal.
Halal is lawful or permissible, according to Islamic Sharia Law. The products that do not contain pork or pork product, alcohol, blood, predatory animals, or animals that are dead before slaughter. Haram means products that contain pork or pork products, alcohol or animal fats, or blood.
What Products are Halal?
Products such as meat, cosmetics, skincare, beverage all fall under halal products. Halal meat is animal brought up and slaughtered according to the prescribed way in the Qur’an and Hadeeth. The cosmetics should have no animal fat or product or alcohol in them. Also, products such as certified meat and poultry, seafood (except for shrimps, prawns, calamari, crabs, lobsters, etc.), octopus, nuts, eggs, tofu, legumes, etc. are Halal. Also, products that contain vanilla extract are haram, as pure vanilla extract contains about 35% alcohol in it.
How Can We Recognise a Halal Product?
There are no specific ways to find out about any product, and it is Halal, but you can check online before purchasing the product. If you have any doubts regarding the specific product, you can take, ask the sellers or check for the Halal-certificate of that product online on the company’s site.
How are Halal Products Good for Us?
Firstly, Halal foods or products are healthy and clean, and secondly, they are not made by butchering animals most humanely. It is safer to eat, ethical, and with no contamination.
The products are carefully prepared. If you belong to any particular religion that prohibits animal fat or blood or alcohol, the products are a go-to, as they can be trusted.
Which countries have the maximum consumption of Halal products?
Countries and cities like Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Maldives, Taiwan, Morrocco, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cape Town (South Africa), Kazan (Russia), Xi’an (China), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Berlin and Munich (Germany) are some of the top places that have Halal food and products highly consumed in the world.
How does one get Halal certification?
There are Halal certification organizations, just like any other certification organization, which checks your products and then certifies them accordingly. The audit and certification costs differ from country to country and organizational bodies to bodies. Surprisingly, KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), according to Muslim Scholar’s announcement, is Halal certified by Halal Food Authority (HFA) and can be consumed by Muslims.
The products made are clean, healthy and under supervision, so the question remains here is whether you would try it or not?